Vern's room. The two end walls are a vivid blue. The curtain panels are a more intense shade of blue, with sheers in a similar, lighter shade. The rod is hung across the top of the window and below the fanlight window. The maple panelling covers the long walls and the ceiling. It looks absolutely gorgeous, and that is a hell of a good result for $250. Frankly, if you replicated that for $1000, I would congratulate you. Cable lighting has been installed along the peak of the ceiling. The bed is pretty much where it was, but now it's on a wooden platform made of birch with a clear sealer on it. The bed has a cover in the same fabric as the curtain panels; it's folded back to show the opposite side, which is done in an intense violet shade. There are accent pillows on the bed in dark purple and the gold appliquéd fabric. The mirrored candle sconces are mounted on the three vertical maple strips on the wall behind the bed. On each side of the bed is the original night table with one of the new lamps on it. The other sconces are on the opposite wall. Opposite the bed is a low entertainment unit (also made of birch with a clear sealer on it) with the TV on it in a deeper central section that projects out in front of the section on either side. The TV is right where you would expect it to be in order to watch it properly. Take note, designers. There's open shelving underneath for video equipment, tapes, books, etc. I think the bird cage is on a stand in the far corner of the room. On the other side of the bed is Chris and Dana's sofa, slipcovered in the dark blue fabric, with some violet pillows on it. There's a little table next to it with a lamp on it. The room is beautiful, and the only thing I don't really care for are the violet accents. I don't mind mixing red-toned purples and blue-toned purples, but I like it to be a lot more subtle than that. That's about my only quibble. An especially nice feature of this room is that if they tire of the colour scheme, they can easily alter it just by painting the two end walls (which would probably take all of an hour) and changing their fabrics, and still have a stunning room. This room is liveable, attractive, dramatic, original, and it has longevity. Way to go.
MPDP asks Vern how it was staying up all night. She knows, of course, that it's not the first all-nighter Vern's pulled on the show. I'll bet it wasn't even the first all-nighter for him that week. Vern says that Kari and Tom are typical overachievers and were into staying up to finish this project for their neighbours. I always wonder, when two homeowners bust ass to make a beautiful room for their friends, and then they up with a crappy room, how the friendship fares thereafter. Maybe VH1 will do a series one day called Behind the Drywall or something and we'll find out. Vern says that the maple was being liquidated at $10 per 4' x 8' sheet of quarter-inch thick wood. Deal of the century, dude. Vern says it's gorgeous and doesn't require stain. He says Ty came through for them with wonderful carpentry pieces. MPDP mentions that Dana took the sofa out of the room, probably hoping nothing would happen to it. Vern says that they only changed the colour in a temporary way. She says he spent $997.70 and pokes at him for slacking. Vern says, "If I could have bought anything for that money, I probably would have bought a few Zs for my team."